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2013-2014 college football bowl games schedule finalized

Florida State and Auburn are set for what should be an intriguing national title matchup. And we've got 34 games to enjoy until then.

We've been updating this story all Sunday long, and now the bowl season picture is set. The schedule grid, via ESPN, replaces the spreadsheet we've been using all weekend:

2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

Bowl Location/Tickets Date/Time Network
Gildan New Mexico
Washington vs. Colorado State
Albuquerque, N.M.
University Stadium
Dec. 21
2 p.m.
ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas
Fresno State vs. USC
Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 21
3:30 p.m.
ABC
Famous Idaho Potato
Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Boise, Idaho
Bronco Stadium
Dec. 21
5:30 p.m.
ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Dec. 21
9 p.m.
ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg
East Carolina vs. Ohio
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tropicana Field
Dec. 23
2 p.m.
ESPN
Sheraton Hawaii
Boise State vs. Oregon State
Honolulu
Aloha Stadium
Dec. 24
8 p.m.
ESPN
Little Caesars Pizza
Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
Detroit
Ford Field
Dec. 26
6 p.m.
ESPN
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 26
9:30 p.m.
ESPN
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman
Marshall vs. Maryland
Annapolis, Md.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Dec. 27
2:30 p.m.
ESPN
Texas
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Houston
Reliant Stadium
Dec. 27
6 p.m.
ESPN
Fight Hunger
BYU vs. Washington
San Francisco
AT&T Park
Dec. 27
9:30 p.m.
ESPN
New Era Pinstripe
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame
Bronx, N.Y.
Yankee Stadium
Dec. 28
Noon
ESPN
Belk
Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
Charlotte, N.C.
Bank of America Stadium
Dec. 28
3:20 p.m.
ESPN
Russell Athletic
Miami vs. Louisville
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Dec. 28
6:45 p.m.
ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings
Michigan vs. Kansas State
Tempe, Ariz.
Sun Devil Stadium
Dec. 28
10:15 p.m.
ESPN
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Fort Worth, Texas
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Dec. 30
11:45 a.m.
ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Nashville, Tenn.
LP Field
Dec. 30
3:15 p.m.
ESPN
Valero Alamo
Oregon vs. Texas
San Antonio
Alamodome
Dec. 30
6:45 p.m.
ESPN
National University Holiday
Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 30
10:15 p.m.
ESPN
AdvoCare V100
Arizona vs. Boston College
Shreveport, La.
Independence Stadium
Dec. 31
12:30 p.m.
ESPN
Hyundai Sun
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
El Paso, Texas
Sun Bowl
Dec. 31
2 p.m.
CBS
AutoZone Liberty
Rice vs. Mississippi State
Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl
Dec. 31
4 p.m.
ESPN
Chick-fil-A
Duke vs. Texas A&M
Atlanta
Georgia Dome
Dec. 31
8 p.m.
ESPN
TaxSlayer.com Gator
Nebraska vs. Georgia
Jacksonville, Fla.
Everbank Field
Jan. 1
Noon
ESPN2
Heart of Dallas
UNLV vs. North Texas
Dallas
Cotton Bowl
Jan. 1
Noon
ESPNU
Capital One
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1
1 p.m.
ABC
Outback
Iowa vs. LSU
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
Jan. 1
1 p.m.
ESPN
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Stanford vs. Michigan State
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Jan. 1
5 p.m.
ESPN
Tostitos Fiesta
UCF vs. Baylor
Glendale, Ariz.
U. of Phoenix Stadium
Jan. 1
8:30 p.m.
ESPN
Allstate Sugar
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
New Orleans
Louisiana Superdome
Jan. 2
8:30 p.m.
ESPN
Discover Orange
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Miami
Sun Life Stadium
Jan. 3
TBD
ESPN
AT&T Cotton
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Arlington, Texas
AT&T Stadium
Jan. 3
7:30 p.m.
FOX
BBVA Compass
Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Birmingham, Ala.
Legion Field
Jan. 4
1 p.m.
ESPN
GoDaddy
Arkansas State vs. Ball State
Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Jan. 5
9 p.m.
ESPN
VIZIO BCS National Championship
Florida State vs. Auburn
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Jan. 6
8:30 p.m.
ESPN

In the lower-tier games, you have two Louisiana teams -- UL Lafayette and Tulane -- playing in what should be a fun New Orleans Bowl to kick things off. Notre Dame and Rutgers will square off in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in a game that the Irish will be expected to win handily.

The BCS picture looks quite enjoyable, with the only foreseeable mismatch coming in the Fiesta Bowl, as George O'Leary's UCF will try and hang with the explosive Baylor Bears. Stanford will try and make it two straight Rose Bowl wins as they take on Michigan State in a game that everyone expects to be low-scoring (so, naturally, the points will pile up), while losses for Alabama and Ohio State mean the Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl get some good match-ups.

The main event, of course, is the national title game, where Florida State will get the chance to test their mettle against Auburn, who is looking more and more like a team of destiny. Both teams have seen high-scoring totals from their offenses, but Florida State's balanced attack and tremendous defense could make the difference.

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